Let’s face it- plastic wheel rails are a pain in the neck. The wheels pop out and crack. The rails slide and bunch up in one section of your rack and bow under the weight of your cartons. Cartons drop or get wedged between the rails. On a very lucky day, you may only have to use your shepard’s hook a few times during a shift to pull down the cartons that simply won’t flow down the rails. Much of your time that could be spent picking orders is instead spent on dealing with the inadequacies of a plastic wheel rail system.
Our UNEX Pickologists recognized the timesuck that these plastic wheels created and developed a carton flow solution you can retrofit to your existing racks- Shelf Track. Shelf Track is designed specifically to drop into existing structures, and is engineered to work with any shelf or accessory you may be using in your facility. Instead of single lanes of plastic wheels, Shelf Track is available in both roller lanes and wheel beds to ensure your specific carton flow requirements can be met. Shelf Track roller lanes provide 300% more surface area compared to plastic wheel rails. This reduces imprinting on your cartons and guarantees that your product won’t get hung up on a busted rail or slip between rails. It also provides superior flow to plastic wheel rails, allowing you to pick orders without the need for a shepard’s hook.
Shelf Track wheel beds offer superior flow from one end of the rack to the other, and allows for 90% left to right usage of the bay. They also allow you to reslot as you see fit, eliminating the need to rearrange your plastic wheel rails to make sure different sized cartons don’t drop between them. Our Shelf Track wheel beds utilize our innovative Hex Hub wheel design, drastically reducing friction in the system and allowing for uninhibited carton flow. Shelf Track is engineered with steel channels and axles, meaning the system can hold up under the pressure and won’t bow due to the weight of cartons. Both wheel beds and roller lanes are backed by our seven year warranty. UNEX’s Shelf Track is guaranteed to decrease pick times and increase your operation’s efficiency when compared to unreliable plastic wheel rails. Contact one of our expert Pickologists to learn more about the benefits of Shelf Track or to request a quote.